After defeating Carnahan on Wednesday night, 72-44, the Lady Cougars move on to MSHSAA Quarterfinals this Saturday @ 1:00pm at Jefferson College where Lutheran High takes on Saxony Lutheran. All fans welcome! $6 admission.
The Lady Cougars take on Carnahan tonight @ 6:00pm at Lindenwood in the MSHSAA Class 3 Sectional game. Come on out and support the Cougars! Admission is $6.
Dates — Monday, April 28 and Tuesday, April 29
Times — 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Location — LHS Gymnasium
Parent Information Meeting: Tuesday, April 15 @ 6:30 pm LHS Library
Pom Tryouts for 2013-2014
Dates — Monday, March 31, Tuesday, April 1, & Wednesday, April 2
Times — 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location — LHS Gymnasium
Parent Information Meeting: Tuesday, March 25 @ 6:30 pm LHS library
The Varsity Boys Basketball team ended their season at the MSHSAA District Tournament last night @ Whitfield HS, with a loss to Maplewood-Richmond Heights. The Cougars finished their exciting season with a 15-8 record. Congratulations to Coach Vogel and his team on their successful season!! Gods Blessings to our Seniors Justin James, Logan Kluesner, Sam Preusser, and Casey Cameron (see picture). Thank you for your leadership this past season!
Spring sports begin on Monday, March 3. Here are some important additional details regarding the upcoming season:
- Physicals – You must have a current physical on file the 2013-2014 school year prior to beginning practice. You will not be permitted to practice until you have this done. You can get a form at the LHS office or they can be downloaded under the athletic tab on our website.
- Parent Meeting — The Spring Sports Parent Meeting will hold in the gym on Tuesday, March 11 @ 6:30 pm. A reminder, that in lieu of the presentation at the beginning of the parent meetings as we have done in the past, all parents should go to the LHS website and click the link to view the pre-season video http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/parents/mshsaa-athletic-video/. When you arrive at the gym, I will briefly greet you and then dismiss you to meet with your individual coaches. It is MANDATORY that you view this video. In it, I will be presenting a look at the changes and hi-lights of the activities program for the 2013-2014 school year. In order to keep track that you have viewed the video, there will be a place to sign on the training rules for MSHSAA certification.
- Participation Fee – Athletes will not be allowed to play in any contests until participation fee is collected for their respective sports. The fee is collected by the head coach in each individual sport. You will get the specifics as to the cost of the fee at the spring sports parent meeting on March 11th.
- Parent Volunteer (Concessions/Gate) – This spring, we will have the concessions stand for various high school sporting events, as well as several junior high events on campus. The profits will benefit our athletic programs. All spring sports families are asked sign up to work two shifts. This includes Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Track, and Girls Soccer.
Go to Volunteer Spot to sign-up at the following URL: http://vols.pt/U9J9ZQ If you can not get signed up online, you can contact Jana via email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org or (636) 928-5100 extension 230.
Please see below for contact information for our spring sports coaching staff. Please contact them directly with any questions regarding our programs at LHS.
- Baseball – Dennis Lueck – email@example.com
- Girls Soccer – Matt Whitehead – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Golf – Mike Holtmeier – email@example.com
- Tennis – Carla Rutledge – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Track and Field – Chris Mizel – email@example.com
We feel that our coaches and sponsors are excellent at promoting what high school activities are all about, that is, an extension of the classroom where our programs are a privilege that must be earned. Because of this, we are certain that your experience at LHS will be a tremendous time for both you and your son/daughter. If you have any general questions about our activities, please contact Jana or myself. We would be more than happy to talk to you and answer any question that you may have.
Doug Kuhlmann, CAA
On Saturday, February 22, twenty-two members of Lutheran High School’s Student Council dressed up as “Where’s Waldo?” and jumped into the still ice-covered Creve Coeur Lake. Why? They joined hundreds of other metro Saint Louis residents in the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics Missouri. Each participant in the Plunge must raise at least $75 to participate in the event.
Student council participates in this event annually because Special Olympics Missouri is the charity of choice for the Missouri Association of Student Councils. In 2013, LHS was the second highest fundraiser in Missouri for their division raising $2,390. During the 2013-2014 school year, Student Council has been dedicated to raising more money for the Plunge. They have been selling baked goods and “paw” beads at school and other sporting events. They donated 20% of their proceeds from homecoming, and individually solicited family, friends, and other sources for donations.
Due to their additional efforts, this year they raised $3,305.73!
Eric Herst current Augustana College Junior and LHS class of 2011 and a Cougar football player, wrestler, and trackster, was recently named a 2014 Nobel Peace Scholar. The prestigious Peace Scholar program, loosely affiliated with the Nobel Peace Prize, includes two students from each of six Lutheran-based colleges in the United States. Students selected as Peace Scholars receive a scholarship to study in Norway in a program designed to deepen their understanding of central issues and theories related to peace, justice, democracy, and human rights. Coursework includes causes of armed conflict, peace building, humanitarian interventions, nonviolence, and peace movements. Peace Scholars also perform research and will then provide speaking engagements at various United States and international conferences and forums.
Eric is majoring in Government / International Affairs, and Philosophy. He volunteers his free time helping refugees transition to life in the United States, including tutoring in English and helping immigrants study for the US citizenship exam. He is active in various political organizations designed to increase US citizen participation in their communities. Eric has extensive international experience. He has previously studied in India, Cuba, and England (Cambridge), and is currently studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium, along with his twin brother JD (also LHS Class of 2011). After graduation, Eric plans to serve in the Peace Corps.
At the Basketball Games on February 7th, elementary school coaches were recognized for their contributions to Lutheran athletics.
Many thanks to our elementary school BB coaches for preparing & teaching our current Cougar BB players!
Congrats to these LHS seniors who will be participating in collegiate athletics beginning next fall!
- Sophie Angell – University of Colorado – Cross Country and Track/Field
- Courtney Rogers – Southwest Baptist – Cross Country and Track/Field
- Jessica Skerston – Concordia, Nebraska – Soccer
- Graham Thomason – DePauw – Baseball
Congratulations and best wishes on your continued athletic careers!
The LHS/CHS Swim Team honored their Seniors last week. Congratulations to LHS swimmers C. Rogers, M. Biggers, R. Tharp, and K. Freise. God’s Blessings on your futures!